TOBY RADFORD is widely regarded as one of the top batting coaches in the game.
He played professional cricket as an opening batsman for Middlesex and Sussex County Cricket Clubs and for Young England, though by his own admission he has achieved more as a head coach and batting coach than he did as a player.
In 2008, he was Head Coach at Middlesex when the county won the UK domestic T 20 title and in 2012 was batting coach for the West Indies team – which included Chris Gyale, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo – that won the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Toby was a National Coach for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) before going on to launch the Middlesex Cricket Academy, where he helped develop the likes of Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan.
In 2010, Toby set up the West Indies High Performnace Centre in Barbados, where he was instrumental in the growth and development of a young and towering Jason Holder.
In recent years, Toby has been batting consultant for the ECB, helping the England Under 19 team to their first World Cup final in 25 years in January 2022, and also Head of High Performance for Bangladesh Cricket Board where he has worked closely with Afif Dhrubo and Mahmudul Hassan Joy, who have both developed quickly and enjoyed success with the senior Bangladesh side.
Toby has written and delivered batting sessions and seminars for the ECB’s Level 3 and 4 coach education courses and he also mentors several top coaches for the game’s governing body.
Recently Toby worked in the Pakistan Super League